| Kolkata |
Updated: October 30, 2018 12:44:34 am
The tenth status report submitted by the Committee of Administrators before the Supreme Court on Sunday, has categorised the state associations as ‘non-compliant’, ‘partially compliant’ and ‘substantially compliant’ based on their response with regard to falling in line with the Lodha reforms.
Seven associations, who haven’t furnished compliance certificates, were termed ‘non-compliant’. The CoA warned them their right to vote should be suspended if they don’t fall in line within a week. Ten state associations have “substantially deviated” from the new BCCI constitution and have been classified as ‘partially compliant’. The CoA has sought direction from the apex court so that they file an affidavit of compliance within two weeks. Seventeen made minor deviations and have been named ‘substantially compliant’. They were urged to bring on certain corrective modifications within two weeks.
Haryana: The CoA received an email from the Haryana Cricket Association on September 24, stating: “it has already initiated the process of complying with the order” of the apex court and among others, “due process of amendment of its constitution is being undertaken”. But the Haryana CA filed an application before the court, “praying for time” and “some clarifications/modifications/directions”.
Himachal Pradesh: CoA received a letter dated September 21, informing the association would be holding a meeting on October 8 to “deliberate and adopt the revised constitution without prejudice…” Another email on October 3 communicated the postponement of the meeting to October 14 “on the account of heavy rains”.
Karnataka: The CoA received the amended constitution on September 19 but hasn’t yet received a compliance certificate even after a reminder. According to the status report, the new KSCA constitution deviated on several issues including “cooling off period, composition of Apex Council/Managing Committee and appointment of selectors…”
Gujarat: The CoA received an email on September 20, requesting “10 days’ time for compliance”. The CoA responded to it next day, saying the Committee “is not in a position to consider the request”, as the apex court has fixed the timeline.
Meghalaya: The CoA received the amended constitution on September 19, but no compliance certificate. The constitution deviated on “cooling off period, disqualifications, appointment of Selectors and transparency”.
Nagaland: The CoA only received an email on September 20, stating that the association has “resolved to adopt the new constitution for the states”.
Arunachal: No communication yet.
Tamil Nadu: The CoA received the amended constitution on September 24 and the compliance certificate next day. As per the status report, deviated on several counts including “disqualifications, composition of Apex Council and Governing Council, appointment of selectors and transparency”.
Madhya Pradesh: The CoA received the amended constitution and the compliance certificate on September 24. Deviated on the “composition of the Managing Committee, powers of electoral officer and the creation of a trust to be administered by trustees who need not be part of the Managing Committee”.
Bihar: The CoA received the amended constitution on September 20 and the revised/corrected compliance certificate on September 29. Deviated on, “disqualifications and powers of electoral officer”.
Bengal: The CAB sent the amended constitution on September 25 and the compliance certificate next day. Deviated on, “selection of teams being subject to final decision of President, disqualifications not being applicable to its representative to BCCI and the creation of a trust to be administered by former office bearers as trustees…”
Chhattisgarh: The Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh sent the amended constitution and compliance certificate on September 24. The status report says the compliance certificate wasn’t as per the prescribed format. Deviated on, “reservation of posts of President, Secretary and Treasurer only for Life and Founder Members, appointment of selectors, powers of electoral officer and composition of Apex Council…”
Goa: The CoA received the amended constitution and compliance certificate on September 18. Deviated on, “cooling off period, disqualifications not being applicable to its representative to BCCI, powers of electoral officer, eligibility criteria for contesting elections and composition of Managing Committee…”
Jharkhand: Sent the amended constitution, along with the compliance certificate, on September 26. Deviated on, “cooling off period, disqualifications not being applicable to its representative to BCCI, composition of Committee of Management and the creation of a trust to be administered by trustees of which majority are not part of Committee of Management…”
Manipur: Sent the compliance certificate on September 20 and the amended constitution on September 26. Deviated on, “disqualifications, powers of electoral officer and transparency”.
Maharashtra: The CoA received the amended constitution and the compliance certificate on September 24. Deviated on, “membership to former international cricketers, election of office bearers, cooling off period, disqualifications not being applicable to its representatives to BCCI, composition of Apex Council and appointment of selectors…”
Vidarbha: Sent the amended constitution on September 20 and the compliance certificate next day. Deviated on, “eligibility for contesting elections, disqualifications, composition of Executive Committee, nomination and role of player representatives and Accountant General’s nominee of Executive Committee, transparency and the appointment of an Advisory Committee comprising former office bearers…”
The states that fall in this category are Andhra, Assam, Baroda, Mizoram, Puducherry, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Mumbai, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. They all made minor deviations, but sent the compliance certificate The CoA,meanwhile, in three separate emails to the Railways Sports Promotion Board, the Services Sports Control Board and the Association of Indian Universities called for compliance with regard to appointing a former first-class cricketer, elected by former players, as their representative.
BCCI elections “within 90 days”
The CoA has sought directions from the court to the effect that the BCCI elections “shall be held within 90 days”, with only the representatives of the state associations who have submitted the “Affidavit of Compliance” before the SC eligible for contesting, voting and attending the elections.